Where can I go to watch sports in Jacksonville?

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Natalie Wearstler

EverBank Field is Jacksonville's top sports venue. On Jaguars game days, the stadium fills with fans decked out in their favorite black and teal outfits. The downtown stadium is also where the annual showdown between the University of Florida gators and the University of Georgia bulldogs, a SEC college football rivalry that's as much ingrained in Jacksonville's sports community as the college towns from which the teams hail. 

The Jacksonville Suns, the city's minor league baseball team, take to the field at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Located just across the street from EverBank Field, this stadium is a popular spot during the summer months; tickets to Suns games are a bargain, and promotions like dollar beer night and fireworks after every Friday night home game make a trip to the ball game a fun experience for all ages.

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena is where the Jacksonville Giants, an American Basketball Association team, and the Jacksonville Sharks, the city's Arena Football League team, hold their home games.

It may not be in Jacksonville, but it's worth noting that TPC Sawgrass is just a 30-minute drive south. The famed golf course is home to THE PLAYERS Championship each spring. Even on non-tournament weekends, it's not uncommon to see professional golfers perfecting their swing on the course, as there are a number of pros who live in the nearby Ponte Vedra Beach or TPC Sawgrass neighborhoods.

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